Bādha – torment

«When there is bondage due to discursive thought, the cultivation of the opposite [is prescribed]»  (Yoga-sūtra, 2.33).

Bādha, also bādhana, is something that causes disturbance, a hindrance, a nuisance and even suffering.

This month, Scorpio, even when you want to react in a positive way to the situations that arise, it seems to you that everything is against you and then you end up discouraged, you risk losing patience and becoming more irritable than ever. There is not much to do, but bring patience and take advantage of this period to reflect, understand something more about yourself, become aware of your inner dynamics, emotional tendencies. Thus from a difficult period, it turns to be a moment full of knowledge, useful for your near future.


Parivritta janu shirsha-āsana, rotated head-to-knee pose

It is a lateral bend that derives from a closure, therefore from an introspection, but it is open on the side. It keeps the chest open on one side and the other. In short, try to investigate every aspect of you. Try it every day for at least one minute per side.

Awareness exercise

Whenever you have a negative thought (anger, discouragement, fear) think about its exact opposite and stay focused on this positive opposite for at least a couple of minutes.

Mantra of the month

«The positive opposite».